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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Writing Your First Resume

    Writing Your First Resume
    Writing your first resume can be intimidating, especially as a college student transitioning from high school into the "real" working world. Maybe you're worried that you lack enough professional experience to fill an entire page, or maybe you're unsure about how to format it. Here are some tips to help you nail your first resume. Resume Basics Employers won't spend very ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Student Volunteering 101

    Student Volunteering 101
    Competitively working your way through high school and college will often feel like one of the most selfish journeys you will take. Everything centers around how to get YOUR degree, how to prepare for YOUR future career, how to ensure that YOU can succeed. Every once in a while, YOU really just need to take some time off and make progress ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Holidays and Headaches

    Holidays and Headaches
    By this time in the semester, you have gotten used to being a (somewhat) responsible adult. Your independence away from home has toughened you up and made you sharper. From doing your own laundry to setting up your own appointments (without crying, of course), you are embracing your freedom and individuality. But there comes a time when you start to dream ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Halloween Campus Safety Tips

    Halloween Campus Safety Tips
    October crept onto campuses all across the nation and now is the time that everyone begins to plan for Halloween. Costumes are already being bought or created and parties are being prepped and planned. Halloween on campus is one of the highlights of any college year. Getting dressed up with your friends and going out and is a lot of fun, ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens

    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens
    College is something which you spend all four years of high school – if not longer than that – preparing for. It’s a huge turning point, a milestone, in anyone’s life. So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. Believe me, I know. In early August I suddenly found myself in ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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